12 Parks near Brierfield, Alabama
Aug 2016 - $30.00
Whoever set up the camping at this park has never been to another campground. We paid for an "electric and water" site. Turns out it was primitive camping on the side of a hill with dips, dirt, mud, rocks, and fallen branches but no actual sites. The water and electric were a few connections spread out over the entire space. There was no spot to camp with an RV where you could reach both, and nothing actually level or cleared off. We ended up paying extra for a site with sewer (we had no need for a sewer site). These sites looked like RV parks being small and close together but without the concrete pad.
We asked for a map of the trails and got an old handwritten map that they said wasn't accurate with small lettering and had been copied so many times we couldn't read it. If they have bathroom and/or showers here, I never found them. They aren't near the campsites. There's a pool here that they make a big deal that it's "clean" so that was scary. We don't plan to return here. - J and C
Oct 2015 - $17.00
Extremely nice staff. Beautiful little state park. We stayed in the 'hollow' which has water and electric. Huge width on sites. A few might take a big rig. Lots of trees and a fire pit on site. Roads are dirt and narrow. Sites are a bit tricky to get into but worth it. Great little trail in the woods to walk. They do not take reservations but you can call and find out availability. Restrooms were older but clean. We would definitely stay here again. The rate we had was for Seniors. Best deal we have had in a while! Wifi and cell service is very weak but usable. - joans8849
Oct 2011 - $20.00
This is a nice campground. Everyone was extremely nice from the staff to the visitors. The campground is small so in the course of a weekend visit you meet just about everyone. We visited during their Halloween celebration. Great fun was planned for kids of all ages including ghost tours and trick or treating. Positives: Great playground, quiet night sleep, friendly staff, wide parking pad. Negatives: Long walk to the bathroom/shower, close together sites, dusty (rock and dirt). We will definitely stay here again and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this campground to anyone. We stayed here in a pop-up. - Kool man
Feb 2016 - $19.00
Park is actually an ATV, dirt bike, and horse trail park. Campground is on paved road and each site has wide concrete pad. Very level. Of the 18 sites, 10 have full hook-ups. The motorcycle trails are several miles long and far enough away from campground that you rarely hear them. Has nice fishing lake and 1 mile walking trail around lake. Sites are large and very well spaced. They will allow your to have tent campers (friends) on your site for $10.00 per night. Price above reflects senior discount. Most sites are very wide with paved back in. A couple of pull-throughs. Only issue is campground is fairly new and very few trees for shade. Park ranger lives in campground part of the year and daily checked on all the campers. We will stay here again. - bowl2764
Nov 2015 - $28.00
We were planning to stay 2 weeks but then called to go elsewhere for work, so only stayed 1 night. Teresa was super friendly, park was rustic but good walking path and lots of geese and ducks. Restrooms and laundry area needed a little work but were fine for use. Very hilly park but that was good since there was no pooling of water from rain. We would definitely stay again pending work area assigned. - witchey1
Jun 2015 - $25.00
No office staff on Friday at 6 pm. Very hard to find a level site with full hook up. Bathrooms produced screams from our girls. It was a quiet place. - Wendy Schleich
Aug 2013 - $28.00
Winding road to campground/conference center was narrow but decent, but the road to the office was abysmal!!! If I'd had false teeth, they'd have been on the floor!!! No way of dodging potholes either. Site was adequate for an overnight stay (which was in a specific area for overnighters) but had to level with boards and couldn't pull forward to turn when leaving because of post, tree across the way, etc. Luckily we were able to back up. Would look for another option if ever in the area again. - KarenK
May 2016 - $25.00
This is great state park. It has lots of amenities we love, like the mountain biking trails. It's a perfect place for mountain biking or hiking. Lots of interesting historical artifacts throughout the park. The park is huge and includes an area for festivals and fairs (although there was nothing going on when we were there). There's a small store onsite for supplies. Lots of trees in the park and creeks meandering throughout. You can spend at least an hour at the museum learning about the iron works in Alabama.
The campground itself has multiple loops, some with FHU. We had a spacious site in the nonFHU area. Services were fine, but you're far from any amenities outside the campground. This is one of our favorite state parks anywhere; we're looking forward to staying here for a longer time next time we're driving through Alabama. - tripster
Feb 2016 - $12.00
Interior roads to camping area are narrow, but camping area roads wide. Park has historical sites, play ground, wide grassy areas and a stream. Plenty for kids to do and a chance to learn something. Site was wide gravel paved pull through, easy to get in and out of. Wifi was OK. - westwill3
Sep 2015 - $18.00
Very interesting state park. Full of history. Set in old iron foundry. Not hard to find. Recommend to anyone. - tbax46
Apr 2016 - $15.00
Long term and overnight campers in back in and pull thru camp sites. I was in a long pull thru so that my 40' Class A with a 18' towed enclosed trailer was still attached with FHU, 30/50A services. No cable and little OTA reception available in this rustic camp ground. Sites are graded, packed earth with natural grasses. Site was not level but I was able to level sufficiently to make it acceptable.
The host/owner is very patriotic, permitting active and former military discounts with unlimited stays. No longer affiliated with Good Sam but 50% discounts provided for any other membership organization.
Host/owner provides wood working tools to make themed (Christmas, Halloween, Easter, etc.) wooden character stands during those seasons. Very friendly and accommodating for camp site needs.
Our campsite was shaded with trees, long enough for my needs but somewhat close to neighbors. Not so close that you felt cramped together, but if your neighbor was outside talking with someone, you were automatically involved in the conversation!!!!
Easy access to Birmingham amenities. I would stay again for a night or two, but would look elsewhere for any longer stays. I appreciated the host/owner's support of all military personnel, active, retired or honorably discharged. - kihei7
Mar 2015 - $14.00
Looks a bit "rustic" from the road, but it is a great value. Depending on your site, you may get some road noise. Didn't bother me but the wife is a light sleeper. Lots of fulltimers and some folks who get up early for work. Only a few kids, which I liked. Some FHU pullthrus but mostly backins. Friendly staff and friendly neighbors in the park. Spotty OTA tv reception. Wifi worked well and it was free. Laundry facility was clean, $2 to wash a load and $2 to dry a load. The store isn't much of a store, but the place isn't very far from civilization. Should have done some fishing or at least walked around the lake. Looks like a nice walk. If you come here via I-459 and your GPS tells you to get off at Exit 10, DON'T DO IT!!!! Yes, you can still get here from Exit 10, but it involves many more twists, turns, and narrow roads. - TH travelers
Sep 2014 - $13.00
The couple at the office were the very nicest and our reception was excellent. We had a military veteran rate that was better than any we have every received. Very lovely setting, very quiet and peaceful, no frills, but we didn't need or expect them. We absolutely loved this place! easy in and easy out in our large RV, - ginger2you2
Jun 2016 - $30.00
We stayed here on our way to Gulf Shores. This campground is an old KOA. The sites are extremely close. There were only a few campers there when we arrived & we were put into a site with no shade. The site directly in front of us had someone come in within a few hours of us. Their sewage hookup was directly in across from our front door. The pool was dirty & looked to have more of the owners children swimming there versus campers. Our camper wouldn't level due to soft dirt & gravel so we couldn't unhook our tow vehicle. I would NOT recommend to stay here for longer than an over night sleep & leave quickly. - Campingirl89
Oct 2015 - $30.00
Older KOA, so small space, but large open areas for walking dogs or kids. Clean park with weekend activities for local camper. Good over night stop with fuel/gas coming in or leaving, easy in and out. Some hwy noise, but not bad. Sewer would have taken two lengths to reach our MH so we skipped using the sewer connection.
Sites are grass and level. - Chuck F
Sep 2015 - $30.00
This is our second stay at this park. It is certainly conveniently located right off I65, but it does have some warts. Many of the sites have long term renters with overflowing stuff crammed into the site. The sewer connection is 12 to 15 feet from the water and electrical connection, at the very rear of the site. Makes for either a long sewer hose or long electrical and water connections. Plenty of room on the pull through site for the car, but since it was a quick overnight we opted not to hook up the sewer. There was no hot water in the bathrooms in the morning and the manager wasn't aware that the hot water heater had gone off. Both bathrooms had been recently painted and with the closed windows and locked door, the fumes were pretty bad. The showers are plenty big, but there are no chairs or benches and a limited number of hooks. Like I said, it's a real convenient location for a quick overnight, but at $30, not a great value. - Good Vibes
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Nice campground. Level sites. Small sites. Good water pressure. Good power. Pool looked clean, we did not use. Campground clean. Nice playground. - SouthernMdtravelers
Jun 2016 - $42.00
This is your basic one-night-stand park. We have been here before and appreciate its proximity to the highway. The staff is terrific which goes a long way for making up for some of the less-than-desirable sites in the park. Everything functions fine and there is really nothing terribly wrong with the place...it's just a little worn as are some of the RV's and long-term residents in the park. - Paul Goodspeed
Jun 2016 - $40.00
This looks like an old KOA. It was almost full. Sites are too small for large rigs - many were sticking in road in front or back. They seem busy so I don't know why they haven't spent money on keeping the place up. The paving is broken up, gravel is sparse. The utilities work well including limited cable. Staff was friendly. Its location near I-65 make a popular stop over spot, but in my opinion, not for an extended stay. - padre
Feb 2015 - $33.00
***Out of business*** This campground sold out to Loves Truck Stop and is no longer in business. Loves has demolished the campground and is in the process of turning it into a parking lot for 18 wheelers. - Luv2rvbig
Oct 2013 - $33.00
Okay overnight stop for us, though it's a little past its prime. Friendly, helpful owner. Wi-Fi works well (after resetting router), good cable TV. Gravel roads in fairly good repair and our gravel site was "levelable" with a bit of lumber. Some have park model utility set-ups, but ours was standard RV style. Shaded, but pretty noisy. Kind of hard to find. It's behind the Love's truck stop. Apparently, the State has plans for the right-of-way, so the sign is pretty much invisible. Call park for directions. Wouldn't make a point of going back, but okay for a night. - Sonic
Jun 2010 - $27.00
Very friendly host. That was the best park of this park. Many rundown permenent sites. We had a long pull through so we did not need to unhook, and we are about 55 feet long. It is tight getting through the park. It's about 1/4 mile off interstate, so a good overnight stop. There is a nice small pool. Cable TV was good. Way overpriced, even with the Good Sam discount. If this were a half price campground, we might consider staying here again, just for an overnight. They are building a Loves truck stop that backs right up to the park. This could add to the already loud noise from the interstate. - BLT101
Oct 2015 - $33.00
Stayed here one night and will not stay again unless there are huge improvements in the area for 50 amp campers. We were put next to the horse stables and there were no facilities, horse manure was all over the area and the sites were gravel and dirt and was hard to get to due to the roads. Was not worth the price! Did not visit the rest of the park because it was approximately six miles from where we were located. Should have availability for 50 amp campers in the other section of the park. This park does not have my vote! - Larry_Jane2015
May 2016 - $35.00
It is a parking lot with full hook ups. Assuming you can park next to your coach (we were able to) the sites are roomy and getting around is fine. If fully loaded and the spot next to you is taken by an RV then it is very tight, as the sites are not long enough for a coach and a car. Surprisingly, the WiFi worked well when we were there. They will be closing I believe in June for a year so not sure what the park will look like after the rebuild. - peddy dick
Apr 2016 - $32.00
This "campground" is basically a parking lot they have added full hookups to. The price is extremely steep for what you are getting, and when we were here on a Saturday night, there was a some sort of event happening in the stadium next door that involved very loud (and bad) music until 10pm. I would have said it was fine for an overnight stay, but the noise from the event coupled with the fact that it's not that easy to get to, I would not recommend it. I would never want to stay here for an extended period of time, because there is no separation between sites. - Lee and Trace
Mar 2016 - $32.00
This is a nice place to stopover as it is right off the interstate and located in a suburb of Birmingham. All sites are pull through. You have to unhook if you're towing and total length is longer than 45'. There are no bath houses currently (2016) but they will be available after the park reopens in 2017. Full hookups including 50 amp service but spotty Wifi at best.
This was posted at the park March 2, 2016: "The Hoover RV park will be temporarily closed effective June 1, 2016. The RV Park will reopen on May 1, 2017. The park is also sold out for the SEC Baseball Tournament which runs from May 20 - May 30, 2016. For any questions you can call (866) 466-8378." - A Dog Team